Utah reports 827 new coronavirus cases Monday

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With 827 new coronavirus cases reported on Monday, Utah's rate of new diagnoses continued to rise, passing 1,000 for the first time.

For the past week, the Utah Department of Health has tallied 1,001 new positive test results per day on average — continuing a streak of new record highs that began earlier this month as cases surged among young adults.

The virus continued to spread quickly in Utah County, which recorded 356 new cases Monday — the most of any county in the state. For the past seven days, Utah County has averaged 67 new cases a day per 100,000 people, more than double the statewide average of 31.

Brigham Young University, which has experienced the worst campus outbreak since fall term began, reported 1,328 cases as of Saturday, up from 1,272 cases as…
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